Collaborative Writing Futures

Ann Hill Duin, Isabel Pedersen

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In the Writing Futures framework, we emphasize the need to embrace writing as the dialogic, socio-technological construction of knowledge as one works with human and nonhuman agents. In this chapter, we provide an overview of scholarship on collaboration and then expand these notions to include writing alongside nonhuman agents. We guide readers in examining the effect of writing collaboratively with nonhuman agents on the traditional rhetor–audience relationship, with emphasis on technological embodiment and the continued emergence of collaborative workspaces. We note the importance of expanding understanding of digital literacy as a means to understand technological embodiment and view human–machine collaboration as dialogic conversation and integrated relationship development. Such work provides readiness to focus on civic challenges that demand collaborative, constructive social action through and with nonhuman agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Computational Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages26
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X
ISSN (Electronic)1860-9503

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